Common Acacia Blue


  • Common Name : Common Acacia Blue
  • Scientific Name : Surendra vivarna (Moore)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 30-40mm
  • Colour : Upperside very dark brown blue with middle of the disc of forewing dark purple. Underside dark brown with fine black markings.
  • Habit : Flies strongly but never far. Hardly visits flowers or damp patches. Usually seen sitting on a branch not much higher than the ground level. Photographed at Chilapata forest.
  • Larval Host Plants : Acacia megadal, Acacia suma
  • Location : North Bengal